This is very informative and well stated. I DO know what you said about the Bible. Maybe that is one reason that I place a lot of importance on those little nudges, signs, and "gut" feelings--which I perceive to be a connection between the creator and me.
I plan to look for more information on George McDonald and Hans Denck. I grew up with a lot of Mennonites. As I remember, at least some opposed war, but I don't remember any of them being vegetarians. (I lived in a farming community.)